A Complicated Man

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Say hi to A Complicated Man. This self-titled album was all created and recorded in professional DIY fashion by Alex Delfont. The production on this release is as tight and sweet as the aforementioned "man" could make it, that is extremely. While most arrangements are inspired by the Pop and Rock genres, this album makes more out of what you would expect from the casual singer-songwriter long play.

Exploring territories of psychedelia, punk and tender ballads, A Complicated Man's debut delivers an experience that brings the listener in for a treat. These 12 tracks each take their time to tell a story, to picture a feeling or to make your head shake in the desired fashion.

Find out more about A Complicated Man,
Website: alexdelfont.co.uk
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/acomplicatedman

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released September 19, 2018

Written, performed and recorded by Alex Delfont

Drums by James Fox
Lead guitar by Jack Duff
Backing vocals by Dan Sutherland

Special thanks go to Darren Clark & Shaun Crook for their help in recording guitars and drums

Mastering by : www.mojitomastering.com

Artwork by Alex Delfont

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Track Name: I See Clouds In My Window
I see clouds in my window, drifting in to the night
I love to think I'm drifting too, I beat myself black and blue
I'm used to waking up in such a mess, I just feel lonely, I confess It's just the same old things that keep me up at night, It's this life
These September nights nip at my heels
I'm just the same,I'm just the same old me, yeah how does it feel to drift off to sleep?
Spare me all the memories, Im on my knees
Buildings that keep the sky up from my head Ive been left for dead in this place
I'm scared and so I'm hiding in this place, hiding my blank face, don't come around
I will only let you down
Theres birds surrounding my house
Right by my window, evil plans are floating round their heads Maybe I'll shoot them all down, they'll just come back around
I'll just let the cold winter unfold, why do we try
to fight the bitter cold, when it always comes back? And we're growing old.
Spare me all the memories, I'm on my knees
Track Name: Bangkok
I lost myself in crowds
dying for your voice, some familiar sound
I flew so far away from you,
My heart strung out and my nails all chewed
I somehow always knew that I could come back home I don’t know where I belong
I always knew that I could come back home
I don't know where I belong
I left a message to myself,
threw all my money down the wishing well
and these roads that push these hills apart keep leading me further from a change of heart
You always said that I could come back home I don’t know where I belong
You always said that I could come back home I don’t know where I belong
I’ve been thinking I should come back home I don’t know where I belong
I’ve been thinking I should come back home I don’t know where I ...belong
I’ve been thinking I should come back home I don’t know where I belong
Track Name: Strange Minds
Always looking for pleasure but leaving myself behind,
 I feel fine, I think.

Everyday is another excuse to feel all washed up, 

Im so messed up, I think.

Strange minds think alike,
leave there posts unattended at night,
and it seems we just leave it all in dreams but
 that lines been rubbed out, Im in doubt,
think I'm in but I'm down and I'm out.

Shadows grow and Im feeling so small I could disappear, 
 but I'm still here, I think.

I think about the things that we did, it makes me smile, its a different life somehow, 

but I could never let you go until now.
Track Name: The Day You Were Born
The day you were born
the rain came, what else could go wrong
I left all my clothes
in piles, and then we just drove back home

The saddest sights I've seen are stuck in this machine

I looked in to eyes that had never been seen they looked at me
and I stumbled and fell in my sleep
I looked in to eyes that had never been seen they looked at me
and I stumbled and fell in my dreams

The day you were born
you showed me, that nothing was wrong
I took all my clothes
in piles, and then we just drove back home
Track Name: Complicated Man
Theres empty chairs and tables too
in a room that's cloaked in dust
did you see the light, it doesn't come in here it all escaped somehow

Well I've been trying now I'm going back to bed just let me be
but don't get mad at me

A complicated man, does what he can
to untie knots that he has tied inside his head Believe he does his best, it isn't much
it's all he's got to keep himself from losing touch

The rain still comes from time to time to check that we're alive
A thousand stones fell from the sky with a thousand reasons why

I've been trying now I'm going back to bed just let me be
but don't get mad at me

A complicated man, does what he can
to untie knots that he has tied inside his head Believe he does his best, it isn't much
it's all he's got to keep himself from losing touch

A complicated man has complicated plans that no one understands
he wastes his time in empty lines
but no one's there
because no one cares this time
Track Name: Frames
When I look I see you in frames,
Im no good, Im no good with names but yours stays in my head

These controls need some labels on them, digging holes and then climbing from them, help me when you’re free

I found some ancient things, clearing out my old room, just before I left home
I couldn’t sleep thinking of that old life,
now that Im on my own
Im moving on and all those ancient things feel,
like they’re tying me down
I went through my old books to see what I was thinking, I just think too much

Theres nowhere to hide when you’ve been running for so long, It’s gone so wrong

Is this it, is this everything,
Theres a piece of this puzzle missing, keep things to yourself
Track Name: These Fantasies
We spoke for days on machines
you told me your feelings, I told you mine We still held back to keep that image in tact to keep up safe

But now that I'm feeling half dead I wish I had let you inside my head

I dreamed of love, and I dreamed of us
in a big house in the country
These fantasies I dream up they bring me no peace they bring me down

But now I'm not feeling quite right I wish I had let you inside my heart

So place your hands, behind this wall of doubt, and clear me out
and if you trace my plans, you'll find I've lost my way

I'm just a slave to machines
but they've got no feelings, they've got no soul
These modern things they keep creeping back in to my life they don't feel right
Track Name: Under This Weight
I could scratch lines in these walls waiting for your call words that tear me up, oh so delicately put
In your bed I lose myself
it feels like all we do is say farewell

All I needed was some faith, a smile upon your face
that when we fall apart we'd still know that we were safe I've been breaking down for years
You were always here

I keep leaving my heart in your hands
It feels like we'll never understand this love

Under this weight its hard to move, every time I do theres something in the air and it leads me back to you I've been trying so hard for so long
it's hard to tell where I've been going wrong

I shut my eyes and drift away, memories never fade
It's been so bitter sweet but there is nothing I would change I'm still sure we could work things out
just maybe not right now

I keep leaving my heart in your hands
It seems like we'll never understand this love
Track Name: Light Me Up
I live in some kind of showroom, I can see my face in everything people watch me from distant windows here

I see them at their computers
doing things that I don't understand In a world so full of fake smiles How could you ever trust anyone?

Theres a blue light that haunts my house but sometimes its my only company
how could anyone be sad these days?
light the fuse and watch the world go bang and know that I could never let it go

Light me up and let me down, but don’t let me disappear Set me free when I come round, when you know that we're near, let me go gently

There's a tunnel that leads to that house wading through the painful memories maybe I'm just way too sad these days light the fuse and watch the world go bang and know, that I could never let it go
Track Name: Bright Lines
Im waiting for stars in the sky to explode and and scatter dust all over all of us before I come out of my little safe house

Every night when we lie in our beds and the earth spins us around here it's been shaking too, and I think of you and what lies between us

Burning that page last night I woke up your ghost, love wont keep us afloat, I'm rowing hard
to keep from the edge

Detonate the bomb in your head if you don’t want to think today things disappear that way, but they leave a mess
that you have to deal with

Was there ever a love that's so pure
that you don’t have to be on guard?
One thats not quite so hard, where birds sing along in blissfully broken cries

Burning that page last night I woke up your ghost Love wont keep us afloat, I'm rowing hard
to keep from the edge
I live in this castle, no king to be seen
My footsteps echo and shake, my body aches oh where have you been
Track Name: Undertow
I've been staring down the wishing well in this endless maze that I call myself

Look around and you will see yourself
do you look unwell? Do you recognise that face?

I filled my head up then I fell apart
trying to understand all the broken hearts

Do you ever feel misunderstood?
Well maybe you should in a world turned upside down

I'm just hiding from the undertow
dig my heels in the ground
We know something they could never know

Say a prayer for yourself
when the world calls your name save a prayer for your loved ones

I need instructions when I wash my hands when I make my plans, oh what will I do?

I swear the television made me blind, so I took my time and I questioned everything

It seems like everything will fall apart in a country when it goes too far

I just always felt misunderstood and I knew I would in a world turned upside down
Track Name: Your Home
Never sinks right in, but always seems to hit me hard Is it just time alone? or maybe its a broken heart
in this little house I put all my things
It used to be our home but you wont let me in

In this nothingness I'm sure I saw road somewhere so if you fade away you just need to know I care
I don't want to hear what you're tired of
I wont waste your time I just want to show you love

We tried hard, blood sweat and tears but I wont take away your fears
I just want to be your home

Lying in my bed the shadows seem to eat me whole if only we had done everything that we'd been told. Driving by your house I nearly lost my mind listening to your voice I lose my track of time

We tried hard, blood sweat and tears, But I wont take away your fears
I just want to be your home

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